Verrerie cristallerie D'arques®,J.G. Durand & CIE. Under light fine lead crystal sparkles like expensive gemstones. Not only georgeous as "art for art's sake," this little elephant also symbolizes intelligence; sort of beauty and brains. The intelligence of elephants has a long folk tradition. Aristotle is quoted to have said of elephants that "the beast passeth all others in wit and mind." Today, scihearingentific research has revealed elephants have the intelligence associated with the use of tools, making music, creating art,and coordinating , smell, and movement - all characteristics of higher mammals. If you add this French crystal to your collection, you won't have to worry about the predicament described by Anonymous: Hickory Dickory Dock/ The elephant ran up the clock./ The clock is being repaired. Genuine lead crystal made in France, 1993. Original box included.